An overview of the most widespread dangers lurking behind your computer screen.

TOP 20 ONLINE SCANNER
Pos. Change in Name Percentage
position
1 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Delf.awg 3.07
2 +3 Backdoor.IRC.Zapchast 1.86
3 Re-entry Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Pakes 1.70
4 +7 Email-Worm.Win32.Rays 0.89
5 +12 Email-Worm.Win32.Brontok.q 0.72
6 +12 Virus.Win32.Parite.b 0.65
7 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.aj 0.51
8 Re-entry Email-Worm.Win32.Scano.aq 0.40
9 +4 not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.HideWindows 0.39
10 +4 Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.fj 0.38
11 New Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Small.kj 0.37
12 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.ddp 0.36
13 Re-entry Virus.Win32.Hidrag.a 0.36
14 Re-entry Trojan-Downloader.Win32.INService.gen 0.35
15 New Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Delf.avj 0.34
16 New Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.at 0.34
17 -5 not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Perflogger.163 0.34
18 Re-entry Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.gen 0.33
19 Re-entry not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.RAS.a 0.31
20 -12 Backdoor.Win32.mIRC-based 0.30


TOP 10 BLOCKED SPYWARE & ADWARE

iWon 11.4%
Your Site Bar 10.0%
Gator 8.4%
Hotbar 3.2%
My Search 1.7%
Starware 1.3%
LZIO 1.1%
Comet Cursor 0.8%
Shopper Reports 0.7%
Market score 0.5%

Syware blocks decreased by 12% in August after rising 19% in July.

The drop coincides with a recent announcement by the Federal Trade Commission in the US stating that it had won a $2 million (£1.07 million) settlement against several spyware operations responsible for infecting 18 million PCs worldwide. Source: ScanSafe

SPAM NATIONS
Top five countries % spam
(September 06) (of all email traffic)

Israel 73.6
Ireland 64.2
United States 60.7
Hong Kong 60.4
Germany 57.8
Bottom two countries
Japan 28.3
India 25.0
Global rate 64.4
Peak rate 84.0
UK 52.6